The latest donations to the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign included $600 from Ascension Church Pins and Needles Group, $500 from Shiloh United Methodist Church, $500 from the Reinartz family, $200 from Joan Burke in memory of Patrick Burke, and $200 from the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign War in honor of all of our veterans.

Also received was $100 from the Kozlowski family in memory of Richard Kozlowski, $100 in memory of Maureen Brothers and John Henderson, $100 in memory of Monroe and Helen Bear, William and Lizzie Gross, $100 from Barbara Mills and Family in memory of Russell Mills Jr. and Joel A. Wantz, $100 from Shirley and Jesse Painter in memory of Audrey and Harold Trumpower, $100 from Shirley and Jesse Painter in memory of parents of Shirley and Jesse, $100 from Les and Theresa Mariner in memory of Anne and Elmer Mariner, $100 from Don and Mary Roberts, $100 in honor of best neighbors Phil and Caryn Leary, and $100 in honor of Bruce Redd and family.


Other contributions included $50 from Howard and Sue Schildwachter in memory of Lori Schildwachter and Dr. Grant Hill, $50 from Sharon Albright in memory of Dennis Albright, $50 in memory of Steve Chaconas, $25 from Bill and Phyllis Kreimer in memory of Anna Lister, $25 in memory of Mary and James Markis and seven anonymous donations totaling $1,235.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, now in its 20th year, in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Carroll Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice, Access Carroll and The Shepherd's Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year's goal is to raise $120,000 for the five partner charities by Christmas.

This year, Carroll Community Bank is assisting the Times in processing donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the donation form found today on Page A5, fill it out and mail it along with a check made out to the appropriate charity to: Carroll Community Bank Attn: Holiday Hope, 29 Westminster Shopping Center, Westminster, MD 21157.

The donation form can also be found and printed out at

Donations may also be dropped off at Carroll Community Bank branches in Westminster and Eldersburg.

Carroll County Food Sunday operates food banks for the county's needy from locations in Westminster, Taneytown and Eldersburg.

Neighbors in Need Year Round, administered through Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., provides assistance with rent, essential utilities and security deposits for people struggling to maintain their housing.

Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Access Carroll offers integrated healthcare services on a sliding fee scale to uninsured and low-income residents to help patients maintain good health and manage illnesses.

The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency.